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Elsewhere Audiobook

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Read By: Edoardo Ballerini, Imani Parks Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781713558705

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Longest Chapter Length:

20:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

23 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:36 minutes

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Publisher Description

The fate of the world is in the hands of a father and daughter in an epic novel of wonder and terror by Dean Koontz, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his eleven-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep.

Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object—something he calls “the key to everything”—and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity can’t help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away?

Jeffy and Amity aren’t the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless Amity and Jeffy can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again.

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This tightly plotted sf thriller with a dash of fantasy and solid family drama mixed in—classic, fastpaced, good-versus-evil stuff, with a truly compelling character drama and an interesting take on the parallel timeline story—has plenty to keep both Koontz fans and casual listeners engaged. Notable here is the choice to have dual narrators. The challenge with this technique is that a narrator must build a relationship with listeners throughout the narrative. Changes in tone, character voices, pacing, etc. can be jarring enough to offset the benefits of highlighting changing points of view, but here it pays off. Ballerini (a Koontz veteran) is tremendous, and Parks makes strong choices in diction, pronunciation, and pacing to bring Amity Coltrane to life. The collaborative effect of Ballerini and Parks' narration works as a deliberate “all-in” to the production, making the audio version even more of a standout.

— Booklist 


  • A New York Post “Best New Books” Selection

  • [A] spectacular, action-packed, character-driven adventure…Koontz remains white hot with another certain bestseller.

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • Colorful, imaginative…a lively, offbeat novel.

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • A terrifying new tale…A fast-paced, hold-your-breath thriller with a heart.

    — AARP
  • Vivid…

    — Associated Press
  • Dean Koontz is the master of this kind of story. His imagination has no limits and with each book he seems to top himself. It makes you wonder what traveling to other worlds might truly be like.

    — Red Carpet Crash
  • Some authors have used the sci-fi genre to create other worlds and critique the current world politics or realities. Koontz’s interests lay elsewhere. He’s more concerned with the human condition that remains the same across time and space and that cannot be remedied by ideology.

    — The Big Thrill
  • This is a genre-busting work that happily will appeal to readers who enjoy thrillers, horror, sci-fi or just a flat-out well-told story with a breakneck pace that never lets up.

    — Bookreporter

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About Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, including suspense thrillers and books for young readers. His books are published in thirty-eight languages, and his worldwide sales top 500 million copies. Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries. He has been hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “America’s most popular suspense novelist.” For more information, visit his website at www.deankoontz.com.

About the Narrators

Edoardo Ballerini, an American actor, director, film producer, and award–winning narrator. He has won several Audie Awards for best narration, including for 2019’s Best Male Narrator of the Year, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, from classics to modern masters, from bestsellers to the inspirational, from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners to spine-tingling series, and much more. In television and film, he is best known for his roles in The Sopranos, 24, I Shot Andy Warhol, Dinner Rush, and Romeo Must Die. He is also trained in theater and continues to do much work on stage.

Imani Parks is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.